Collection one (of 3)
Landscapes in oil
These originals have been painted while in my studio, from sketches and paintings made outside on location.
They tend to be larger than my other works and more 'finished' (that is: less brushmarks visible)
See my full collection of original landscapes in oil, made in my studio, and learn more
Original UK Landscape Paintings
I am the archetypal artist – locked away painting in my garret, unless outside battling the elements sketching or painting scenery using direct observation (See my collections below).
All my paintings are original, not copies of photographs and they're certainly not copies of other artists paintings. They're made using paint brushes and paint on canvas, board or paper by me, and each one is created entirely from a blank canvas rather than repeating what I've done before, which is similar to using a template. They're not manufactured, not by me or in a factory in their thousands. I'm hoping it's obvious and you already understand this, though it's always worth being clear.
The word 'Original' also means something other than 'not fake' and 'not manufactured' of course. It means: 'original idea or way of doing something' – an idea, a way of showing or doing something no one else has thought of or done already. This is the more usual meaning when art is described as original. My art is original in this sense too, because I don't even copy the landscape I'm painting! Some artists copy a landscape so perfectly, you'd think their painting was a photograph. I prefer not to because we're not cameras and don't experience a landscape in the way a camera does.
In the early stages of my studio paintings (the collection above) I really study the scenery I think will make a good work of art – I look at in an intense way, I observe it and try to understand it. I'm classically trained so inspecting closely is an engrained discipline and firmly part of my process. My other collections (below) contain a lot of 'observed' paintings.
When the painting idea progresses in to my studio, I start meddling. By meddling, I mean I apply something called 'artistic license'. I apply lots of it. I talk about all this in detail elsewhere (link at the bottom of the page) so I'll not repeat it here. Suffice to say, my paintings aren't an exact copy of the landscape in the way a photograph (almost) is, so that's another reason why they're unique and original.
All my paintings, whether made in my studio or painted outside are of the UK landscape. There's a magic about our enchanted isle and it's nothing to do with faeries. The Romanticism painters saw it. This is another reason I'm not making paintings that have anything in common with photographs – I'm trying to make something richer than that. The British landscape is endlessly fascinating and trying to capture the beauty of it is deeply challenging. It's the challenge that draws me to it. I can't get enough of it and that's why I make paintings of the UK landscape.
Updated: 16 Nov 2019
Collection two (of 3)
Called Plein-air paintings, they have been painted while outside in front of the scene they show. They're all in oil.
These tend to be smaller paintings than the ones above and because they're painted outside, they're painted in what's called an 'alla prima' style.
See my full collection of Plein-air landscape art made on location and learn more
I also make linocut original prints. You can buy them from my galleries in Yorkshire, UK. I am planning to add the ability to buy from this site using PayPal. If you would like to know when this is achieved, subscribe to my newsletter.
Collection three (of 3)
Bit of a mixed bag this one. Mostly acrylic paintings.
Some are painted outside, some are painted in my studio – they're all paintings on paper. The size of them varies greatly.
UK landscape paintings for sale
Updated: 16 Nov 2019
All of these paintings are available to buy, unless clearly stated.
All of my paintings are available as super high quality giclée fine art prints, if you can't afford the original. Giclée means the prints have been printed using high quality inks which will not fade quickly and it's claimed they will last for 85-110 years. If placed in full sun, in a damp place, above a radiator or under a powerful light, I doubt they'll last as long as that. Even original art will fade if treated in that way. There's a reason art gallery's lighting and heating is soft and relatively low level.
Art for sale
After I finish updating this page and another page I will be making a list of things I need to do to introduce a PayPal basket on this website. Will I complete this for this Christmas (2019)? I doubt it I'm afraid, as there's a heap of things to figure out. I'm quite daunted by all the work there is to do to achieve it and apologise if it's disappointing that there isn't one in place right now.
Feel welcome to email me via my web form if you're interested in finding out any information about the art for sale here.
I'm so looking forward to remembering (!) to update this page when I've got everything in place. I am determined the shopping basket will be in place early next year (2020), in time for christmas money spend!
Here's wishing you get lots of money this christmas, whether you decide to buy my art with it or not.